Today we’d like to introduce you to Aryana B. Londir.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
As a visual artist, I have created original works in textiles, oil and acrylics, along with sculptural objects using found objects and encaustic paint. I worked in glass and also created decorative vessels using gourds as my base material. Textiles have been my mainstay since my teens, and once again, I am drawn back into their seductive qualities of the soft hand, warmth and richness of color.
I was first drawn to abstract art when, as a child, I visited the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, CT with my mother, and remember seeing this new and exciting work full of color, shapes and lines. It was so different from anything else I had seen, and it opened my eyes to see and think differently. I didn’t like being told what I was looking at then, and prefer to come to my own conclusions now.
My art allows me to express my individual style; the way in which I use color and shape arranged on the surface says that I see the world with bright eyes.
Please tell us about your art.
As an artist, I have been fortunate to create meaningful work in various media. For me, if my work doesn’t have a solid foundation and contributes to the world, it has no meaning. I have explored socio/political issues, primarily overcrowding and overpopulation. Contributing to overcrowding has been part of my dilemma; working with tangible physical materials and the accumulation of supplies with which to create that work has made me feel more of an accomplice than a solution.
A recent move into another living space has also forced me to really look at what I have; and how I have to move it around with me. I am not portable with so much. I am not as free as I wish to be. I simply cannot justify conspicuous consumption of materials and the storage of those as much as I have in the past. So, I move into the world of digital photography. I will continue to work with fabric but cannot see any rationale for purchasing new materials; what I have will be what I use. I love the challenge of using what I have.
There is something intrinsically lovely handling fabric…the warmth, suppleness, the way it accepts light and how it magically dances on a wall, against the body, as an accessory. The texture, draping….to me, the most sensual of all mediums.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
Originality, and the courage to present an authentic voice. We are bombarded regularly with visuals from every angle, every experience, every situation. For an artist to be original is a gift; so much of what we see is appropriated. plagiarized and/or elementary. Our eyes need to be trained to see; formal art training is so underrated and underappreciated. Working with Master Artists is invaluable. There are many skills needed to produce a piece of work which sustains our spirits and has lasting impact.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My work is available directly through my website. Commissions welcomed.
- Address: Writing on Medium, https://medium.com/@aryanalondir
- Website: https://aryanalondir.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aryanalondir
- Other: https://www.pinterest.com/aryanalondir/
All photos by artist, Aryana B. Londir